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Seagate Backup Plus FAST Portable Hard Drive: Australian Review

If you’re buying a portable hard drive, chances are you’re looking for extra storage space for your desktop PC or laptop. It makes sense to find a drive with the maximum capacity possible, without trading off too much portability. The Seagate Backup Plus FAST boasts 4TB of storage, but runs off a single USB 3.0 cable — no extra power required.


Australia 2025: Let's Put Medical Science Under The Microscope

How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia‚Äôs chief scientist Ian Chubb, let’s look at how each science discipline will contribute to Australia now and in the future. The past is prologue, or so we should hope for biomedical research. And Australia has a proud history with four Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine given for work done here…


HBO's Amazon Deal Confirms It's Not Only Aussies Getting Screwed For Game Of Thrones

So this week Amazon Prime (a US-only streaming service) announced a deal to offer programs from HBO that had previously only been available as legal digital content stateside on HBO Go (a US-only streaming service). Why does this matter in Australia? Because it reminds us that being screwed over in terms of how we can access Game Of Thrones is not something that just happens here.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s deals include Contra: Evolution on Android, Microtrip on iOS, and Absolon on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


Samsung's New NX30 Camera Has An Australian Price And April Release Date

Anyone looking for a new camera has a dozen solid options to choose from. And now, there’s one more to add to the list — Samsung’s new NX30 mirrorless DSLR-lookalike has been confirmed for an Australian release, with an attached price tag that is surprisingly reasonable.


Five New Ways To Improve Your Life

Improving your life isn’t always a matter of making big complex changes: often it’s the small incremental steps that add up. Here are five new techniques that you can apply to make life better.



Why Spoiling Game Of Thrones Is Not As Heinous A Crime As You Might Think

We’re three episodes into the fourth season of Game of Thrones now. That’s enough time for regular watchers of the show to have settled back into their regular Monday night watching schedules, avoiding spoilers in the afternoon (if they want to).

If you do happen to run across a spoiler or two before you watch the show, though, it’s not the end of the world.


Crucial M550 SSD: Australian Review

If you want to speed up your desktop PC or notebook, one of the best and most cost-effective upgrades you can make is to buy a solid-state drive to replace its internal hard drive. SSDs offer a quantum leap in performance and transfer speeds, and have steadily been dropping in price since they started becoming popular in the late 2000s. The Crucial M550 is a new mainstream SSD that aims to offer good value, excellent performance levels, and enough space to make switching from a spinning disk easy.